Friday, January 27, 2012

Finish It Up Friday

No quilt finishes this week, but I have 2 yarn finishes.

First is the cardigan I knit for my son's birthday. Finished it Monday - on his birthday. I shared some pictures in yesterday's post, too.

Here he is wearing it while opening presents. This is probably the best picture of the actual colour. It is quiet dark but he loves it.

Here is another yarn finish. A purple scarf ready for a niece.

And which niece? Well one named Molly of course. As soon as I found this pattern I knew I had to make it for her and when she asked for a purple scarf for her birthday it was meant to be. You can find the pattern on ravelry. It is crocheted and works up very fast. I think I am going to make one for myself.

On Thursday, I sat at my sewing machine for the first time since last Friday. Here's what I was able to accomplish. I am now caught up on the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along hosted by Moose on the Porch Quilts. Here are blocks 8 and 9. Only 3 left!

And I've been wanting to start the Oh My Stars QAL but hadn't found the time. I made my first star yesterday and cut enough fabric to make another 17 (today maybe?). I cut all the background pieces and discovered I didn't have enough for the whole quilt. I bought this fabric a few years ago from I don't know where so I will be getting creative and hope it turns out. My son helped me decide what to do since this quilt will be for him. As soon as we decided to name him Nova I've been saving star fabrics knowing one day I would make him a star quilt. 

I also pieced this top yesterday. My daughter gave me most of the fabric for Christmas. I had to add 2 fat quarters and the white from my stash. I will be using 2 green fat quarters from her as the border. As you might be able to tell the kids were up first today and don't have school. The living room floor is covered in hot wheels and lego - I figured it was easier to lay the quilt on top than ask them to clean it up to take the picture this morning.

And last but not least... I ironed the letters on my January UFO. Just needs to be quilted. I'll reveal the top once it's finished since there is a story that goes with it. (Inspired by Elizabeth's Billboard Quilt, found here.)

Hopefully next week I'll have some quilt finishes.


  1. Oh my, Rachel you are always so incredibly productive! I'm very impressed. I really like your purple yarn! And your son's cardigan is GREAT! :)

  2. Wow! Looks like you got so much done. The quilt top looks lovely. And I am awed by you making the cardigan! It's adorable!

  3. Beautiful sweater. My boys each got hand made sweaters from one of our friends. Just so warm. I also like some of your quilt starts.

  4. So much accomplished! I love the sweater and those star blocks are wonderful too!! The yarn you use is beautiful!

  5. Looks like you have had a very productive week! Love that double star quilt block and the fabrics you chose.


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